Letter: Don’t blame Trump for the immigration system problems

Editor,

I am amazed that some folks believe we should just open the borders, but they would be the last to offer lodging or their dollars to support those masses; even though those lately using the buzz word “asylum” to justify breaking our laws and illegally crossing our borders. Some of those refugees, if not all, will be given immediate benefits that our own citizens do not receive.

If we break the law are we given the same benefits? Why did our ancestors have to enter the USA legally? Talk about double standards.

In 2015, a national family detention facility program of sorts failed, and nothing replaced it, as I am led to believe. For parents with children, procedures dating back to the last administration and before specify that if suitable placement is not immediately available, the government is obligated to place children in the “least restrictive” setting appropriate to their age and any special needs, thus the argument of late about separating parents from their children and what constitutes “least restrictive”.

We should not continue to blame our president for all that is wrong with the system; granted President Trump is much tougher than his predecessors.

A lot of people are pleased with that more aggressive approach. Instead Congress should work quickly through the obstacles and provide a more amicable solution to the illegal aliens with their children, without rewarding them.

Instead of sneaking across the border some folks have found a new way to get in: by overwhelming us.

It is our kindness and generosity that should dictate how we react, without being naïve about it.

Ron Conlin

Clinton

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